• A rare and desirable matching-numbers early 4-cam Speedster
• Believed to be the eighth pre-A Carrera Speedster produced
• Period SCCA competition history
• Believed to have just 20,000 miles from new
• Fantastically restored by some of the marque’s best
• 4-cam engine prepared by Bill Doyle
• The ultimate, best-performing Porsche 914 model
• Well known in PCA circles; 30 years of single ownership
• Excellent older restoration; rare and powerful mid-engine Porsche
• Complete with toolkit and owner’s manual
Porsche revived the Carrera name — previously used for the competition-orientated versions of the preceding 356 — for its luxuriously equipped, top-of-the-range 911 in 1973. It applied the evocative title to all 911 models, coincidentally with the introduction of the 3.2-liter engine, from 1984. Not merely enlarged, the new engine was also extensively revised and produced 231 horsepower, 27 horsepower up on its predecessor. The 911 Carrera’s top speed was now 152 mph, with 100 mph reachable in a Read More
Every auction has surprising results, but the sales of these two Porsche 911S cars — on the same day, in the same tent and before many of the same bidders — provide some insight into the current state of Porsche 911S values. Let’s first take a close look at both cars.
One of only 299 Pre-A cabriolets built in 1955
A 1,488-cc OHV Type 546/2 flat 4-cylinder engine with dual Solex 32 PBI carburetors that makes 55 horsepower at 4,400 rpm
Spectacular Terra Cotta-over-Ochre color scheme
Delivered with rare factory options and accessories
Faithfully executed, show-quality restoration.
Documented matching-numbers engine
A perfect entry for leading concours and marque gatherings
Offered with Kardex, tool kit and owner’s manual
An exceptionally attractive and significant early Porsche
When Porsche decided to attach the GT appellation to Carrera in 2004, it marked a return to its competition roots, the new flagship supercar’s looks recalling those of the original Type 550 of 50-plus years ago. Known as “Project Code 80,” the program to develop a front-ranking supercar had begun following Porsche’s Le Mans win with the 911 GT1 in 1998. Although a couple of dozen GT1s were adapted for road use, something more practical would be required for Read More
This LHD example is the 38th 2.7 RS produced, and therefore, one of the first 500s built to “RSH” specification to meet FIA homologation requirements. After having been driven to Stuttgart for weighing, it was driven back to the factory for completion as a “Touring” (Porsche Code 472) version. It was highly equipped from new, with such factory options as front and rear bumpers with impact absorbers, leather-trimmed Recaro sport seats and a rear luggage compartment in place Read More
This 1968 911S is a correct, matching-numbers car that has been given a complete restoration. This car was imported to the United States by Beverly Hills Porsche for a client in 1980.
In 2002, the same client commissioned Beverly Hills Porsche to restore the car, and it has been driven sparingly since.
The odometer currently reads just 23,700 miles, indicating the careful miles covered since importation. It is immaculately clean and painted in the period-correct red over black with Read More
When the Porsche Boxster show car debuted at Detroit in 1993, it created a lot of excitement.
The new, smallish, two-place convertible sent writers off to research the joys and frustrations of owning 356 Speedsters and roadsters. When the 1997 Type 986 Boxster finally arrived in showrooms three years later, pent-up customer demand assured their popularity. Road testers were predominantly enthusiastic, while Porsche enthusiasts were of divided opinions — as they always are whenever anything Read More
At the March 9 Gooding & Company Auction on Amelia Island, FL, the Drendel Family Collection sold 16 Porsches — 12 of them historically significant cars.
Matt Drendel, who was only 35 years old when he died in November 2010, created the collection. The sole child of a prominent Hickory, NC, family, Drendel spent a substantial part of his life with cars, especially Porsches. Starting in 2001, it took him less than 10 Read More